Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Heron at the Hunt II

Same heron as last week (sorry, too busy to go out and shoot something new).  This time I corrected the white balance cropped him tightly.  It is a very different photo.

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20 comments:

Sylvia K said...

It's a terrific photo, I know that! Beautiful heron! Have a lovely evening, Martha!

Sylvia

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'm still not sure what correcting the white balance is but I know that it is important. I've learned that cropping can really do a lot for a photograph.

So you made a very good photo a great one.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It is very different. Plus it's a gift to get the photography lesson while looking at a beautiful great blue (which I could never tire of). Merry Christmas!

Gaelyn said...

Looks different. I Like it!

Luna Miranda said...

marvelous photo.

holdingmoments said...

A lovely shot, especially with the flowing water.

Cecilia Artista said...

Nice work! Great picture!

Dixxe said...

I love the way you captured the feathers softly falling away from the body..excellent Bird!

Springman said...

Oh, to have lots of megapixels is a croppers dream! I agree that half the fun is in the crop! You have distilled the essence out of your full frame with this sublime composition. Well done. ;-)WBW

Tricia said...

He's even more handsome this week, I can see his feathers better under his neck... & I love the water effect! Wonderful work

Merry Merry Christmas & Happy Happy New Year!!! =)

wncmountainliving said...

I like it! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Gary said...

I like this photo more because now he is the photo, and the water and rocks are secondary and only important as far as they are his habitat. Also I probably would have used a faster shutter speed to avoid the soft water look, because he is not a soft bird,but rather a majestic predator. Also because you risk blurring if he moves, and these guys are so hard to find. Again this is only my opinion, I liked the other one, but I like this one a lot more.Gary & Boom of The Vermilon River.

EG Wow said...

Very nice shot of the heron, Martha! I like the way you cropped it.

Sally in WA said...

Nice shot of the heron. Looks great!

phylliso said...

I love this photo,you did a great job,I`m still learning how to correct my pictures,thanks for visiting,I`m sure I`ll be back again,also love the brick wall picture,phylliso in Pa.

Leovi said...

Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful compositions on his blog. Wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Best wishes. Leovi.

Hilke Breder said...

That's a lovely image! Great capture and excellent color and detail.

Quilt Works said...

Merry Christmas! I hope it filled with joy and love!

Thank you for your visits - I always enjoy reading you comments!
Quiltworks

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi :)
tantissimi auguri di Felice Natale a te e alla tua famiglia.
Myriam

Robert said...

I really like this image. It is particularly strong as an abstract design. As well, the tight focus brings out the character of the bird and avoids all the noise and confusion created by the surrounding rocks in the earlier image.